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St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus Teams with Tamaqua YMCA to Offer FREE Community Talks

St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus Teams with Tamaqua YMCA to Offer FREE Community Talks

Coaldale, PA (1-3-2013) - St. Luke's Hospital - Miners Campus is offering a series of educational talks on a variety of health topics beginning at the end of January and running through early spring. The speakers will include medical specialists and include the following topics: diabetes, sports medicine, heart disease, emergency medicine, preventive medicine, immunizations for adults, osteoporosis and healthy diets.

The talks will be held at the Tamaqua YMCA, 1201 E. Broad Street, Tamaqua. The talks are free and open to the public - but registration is required through St. Luke's InfoLink at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537). Each talk runs from a half hour to an hour and a half, which includes a question and answer session at the end of each lecture.

The following health talks are listed in chronological order:

Monday, January 28, Noon - 12:30 pm Diabetes - Are you at risk?
Learn the risk factors of diabetes and how you can prevent this disease.
By Lauri Price, RN, St. Luke's Diabetes Educator Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Tuesday, January 29, 11 am - noon Time to Play! An Introduction to exercise prescriptions for people with chronic conditions
Has your physician recommended you exercise to maintain your health or improve a chronic health condition? Learn how to incorporate exercise into your life for your condition (like diabetes, arthritis, heart disease, etc).
By Maheep Vikram, MD, St. Luke's Sports Medicine Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Thursday, January 31, 9 - 10 am Cardiovascular Risk Factors (Session 1 of 3)
Are you at risk for a heart attack or other heart or vascular event? Learn the risk factors that can lead to heart attack, stroke, blood clots and other life-threatening conditions.
By Joseph Paluck, MS, St. Luke's Clinical Exercise Physiologist Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Tuesday, February 12, 11 am - noon The Impact of Exercise on Cardiovascular Risk Factors (Session 2 of 3)
Learn how to reduce your risk for heart attack, stroke, blood clots and other heart and vascular conditions through exercise.
By Joseph Paluck, MS, St. Luke's Clinical Exercise Physiologist Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Monday, February 18, 6:30 - 7:30 pm Treating Sprains and Strains
Learn what to do when you twist your ankle or strain your back (or other body parts)!
By Melanie Turock, DO, St. Luke's Miners Campus Emergency Department Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Tuesday, February 19, 11 am - noon Cancers of the Urinary Tract and Genitals: What you need to know
Learn your risk factors for urinary and genital cancers and how to recognize when to get medical attention.
By Jonathan Bingham, MD, St. Luke's Center for Urology Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Wednesday, February 27, 5 - 5:30 pm Benefits of Diet Modification (Session 3 of 3)
Learn how to incorporate healthier foods into your diet to meet your nutritional needs, prevent disease or help manage chronic health conditions.
By Joseph Paluck, MS, St. Luke's Clinical Exercise Physiologist Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Thursday, February 28, noon - 12:30 pm Emergency Care for Pre-School Children
Learn when should you take your pre-school child to the emergency room and what kind of care is available.
By Matthew Morgan, PA-C, St. Luke's Miners Emergency Department, "Fast Track" Program Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Tuesday, March 5, 11 am - noon Options for Arthritis
Learn about non-surgical and surgical options to treat joint arthritis.
By Maheep Vikram, MD, St. Luke's Sports Medicine Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Monday, March 11, 5 - 5:30 pm Women and Heart Disease
Women have different symptoms and additional risk factors for heart disease.
By Joseph Paluck, MS, St. Luke's Clinical Exercise Physiologist Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Tuesday, March 12, 11:30 - noon Adult Immunizations: Flu, Pneumonia, Tdap and Shingles
Learn why are these immunizations are important for adults and necessary for those with chronic conditions.
By Kathy Matika, BSN, RN, CIC, St. Luke's Miners Infection Prevention Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Thursday, March 14, 9:30 - 10 am Preventive Medicine
Learn how to stay healthy!
By Andrea Ulshaefer, PA-C, St. Luke's Health Centers Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Wednesday, March 20, noon - 12:30 Benefits of Diet Modification
A few changes to your diet can make a big difference to your waistline, energy level and overall health!
By Joseph Paluck, MS, St. Luke's Clinical Exercise Physiologist Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Wednesday, March 27, noon - 12:30 pm Immunization for Adults: The Present & Future
At which ages should you consider adult immunizations? What immunizations are available? As we age, should we get additional immunizations and why?
By Mark Kender, MD, St. Luke's Internal Medicine Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 

Tuesday, April 2, 9 - 10 am Osteoporosis
What is osteoporosis? What are the warning signs? What are the treatments? FREE Sahara bone density scan for attendees.
By Gregory Dobash, MD, St. Luke's Health Centers Register at 1-866-STLUKES (1-866-785-8537).

 


Contact Information

Denise E. Rader
Director, Network Media Relations
St. Luke's University Health Network
484-526-4104
raderd@slhn.org